|Single by Ariana Grande|
|Album||Thank U, Next|
|Released||January 18, 2019|
|Thank U, Next chronology|
It was released on January 18, 2019.
A few weeks prior to the track's release, Republic Records contacted Imagem/Concord Music, who owns the Rodgers & Hammerstein publishing rights, and agreed to give them 90 percent of the song's songwriting royalties, in order to acquire the rights to release the song. Grande first teased the track in the music video for "Thank U, Next", in which the first few seconds of the instrumental are used in the opening sequence, and the license plate of the car she drives reads "7 RINGS". The day after the video was released, Grande confirmed the existence of "7 Rings" and revealed the moment that inspired it on Twitter.
The singer described the song as "a friendship anthem", later posting the single's artwork on Instagram along with its release date, January 18.